Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dawkins v You Tube and the World

More trouble with You Tube and the DMCA.

Let's see if we can get this one straight.

Dawkinsites ("Rational Response Squad") post videos anti-creationism on You Tube.

Creationists get said Videos taken down by claiming NTD - that said vids contained their copyright material.

Dawkinsites plead fair use to no avail.

You Tube pull Dawkinsites YT account for making repeated complaints (says Wired).

Wow, I'm glad I'm not YT's Press agents ..

This is a good example though of why You Tube's much awaited Claim Your Copyright technology will NOT solve all problems relating to copyright and NTD - specificially where fair use, fair comment, freedom of expression etc are involced.

Whither the public domain and critical journalism in a world of fully water marked and automated copyright-material takedown?